Electromagnetic Radiation and Light: What are the positive and negative consequences of exposure to the Sun?
Electromagnetic radiation and exposure to the Sun has had both positive and negative effects on people. The use of radiation has been effective in cancer treatments, but exposure to harmful UV rays has had an impact on humans with an increase in skin cancer. Through the examination of the properties of light, we can inform ourselves to make good decisions when it comes to the Sun and protect ourselves from cellular damage.
Core Competencies are a new approach in British Columbia to Expected Learning Outcomes beyond content to developing the ‘Educated Citizen.’ They focus on Personal and Social, Thinking, and Communication. An integrated unit that interweaves these competencies is a valuable way to use learning.
The basis of this unit is rooted in the area of Science. Several other curriculum strands have been incorporated to extend thinking and incorporate multiple intelligences into content delivery.
Direct content connections can include:
Aboriginal connections include:
Process learning connections can include:
Energy can be transferred as both a particle and a wave.
Creative growth requires patience, readiness to take risks, and willingness to try new approaches.
Personal Awareness and Responsibility
Competency Profile: Well-Being
Students who are personally aware and responsible recognize how their decisions and actions affect their mental, physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and spiritual wellness, and take increasing responsibility for caring for themselves. They keep themselves healthy and physically active, manage stress, and express a sense of personal well-being. They make choices that contribute to their safety in their communities, including online interactions. They recognize the importance of happiness, and have strategies that help them find peace in challenging situations.
Sample “I” Statements:
The following resources are from the ERAC Evaluated and Approved collection accessible at bcerac